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question about forum
« on: June 22, 2016, 02:00:08 pm »

Why do people post "PTW" when they can accomplish the same thing with "Notify" without spamming?

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Re: question about forum
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 02:01:44 pm »

1st to PTW

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Re: question about forum
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 02:13:18 pm »

I'd say PTW is more polite than just anonymously notifying for yourself. It expresses interest in the thread. It is most certainly not spam in my opinion, unless you triple post it or post PTWPTWPTWPTWPTWPTWPTWPTWPTWPTWPTWPTWPTPWTPWTPWTPWetc

I show interest in your answer. Thanks!

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Re: question about forum
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 03:06:57 pm »

Yep. When you create a thread for a forum game, AAR, community fortress, &c., there's a big difference between seeing a page or two of P2Ws and seeing only one or two actual responses.

It'd be different if we had a like system for posts, I suppose.
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Re: question about forum
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2016, 03:48:51 am »

Because notify is less than ideal, I can't remember why but I think it's because actually posting in the thread makes it visible in your "new replies to your post"'whereas just hitting notify relegates it to the pits of the notification page.
Where is the link to that anyway? Im having trouble finding it ATM.
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Re: question about forum
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2016, 07:18:59 am »

Oh, so that's why "Unnotify" does nothing!
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Re: question about forum
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2016, 07:47:58 am »

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